Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project announces publication of its 57th title, Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book in hard cover #poland


Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce the
publication of its 57th title, "Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book" in
hard cover.

Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book
By William Leibner
Edited by Phyllis Oster and Tammy Forstater

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project, part of Yizkor Books
Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 270 pages with all illustrations.
List Price: $47.95 Available on Amazon for around $35

This is not only a Yizkor Book in the traditional sense; it tells the
story of a Jewish orphanage that, after the Holocaust, successfully gave
Jewish children back their heritage.

With the liberation of Poland, Jewish authorities in Palestine and
Poland were besieged with pleas to help locate Polish Jewish children
who had survived the war hidden with Christian families - many of whom
did not want to relinquish them. Many had no living relatives, and there
was no legal way to return them to the Jewish community. The answer lay
in the old Jewish tradition of Pidyon Shvuyim, or redemption of Jewish
prisoners by paying ransom: the children must be redeemed in order to be
restored to their families and the Jewish community. It would require
huge sums of money, and a team of dedicated negotiators, organizers and
educators, led by Captain Yeshayahu Drucker, called "Pan Kapitan."

Most of the redeemed children had been raised as practicing Catholics,
both a protection and a way for them to fit in. In a loving atmosphere,
the orphanage staff at Zabrze slowly returned the children to their
Jewish roots, giving them the confidence to embrace their religion. Most
eventually came to Israel, settled, and raised families. This is that
amazing story of survival of the Jewish people.

For more information, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zabrze.html

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 55 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html


Alternate town names: Alternate names for the town are: Zabrze [Pol],
Hindenburg [Ger, 1915- 1945], Zobrze [Silesian], Zabzhe [Yid], Zaborze,
Hindenburg in Oberschlesien, Hindenburg O.S.


Zabrze, Poland is located at 50 19' North Longitude, 18 47' East
Latitude

Nearby Jewish Communities:

Bobrek 4 miles ENE
Gliwice 6 miles WSW
SwiEtochlowice 6 miles ESE
Chorzow 8 miles E
Bytom 8 miles ENE
Tarnowskie Gory 10 miles NNE
Katowice 11 miles ESE
Siemianowice Slaskie 11 miles E
Mikolow 12 miles SSE
Czelady 14 miles E
Grodziec 14 miles E
Toszek 15 miles NW
Bedzin 16 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a lovely holiday gift for
a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $25 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $35 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@...

Email to ybip@... to get prices for other locations outside of
the US.

PS. Can we suggest this book as a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift
for someone special in your family?

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

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